The number of individuals killed by the recent cholera outbreak in Bauchi State has grown to 37.
Dr Aliyu Maigoro, the State’s immediate past Commissioner for Health, confirmed the outbreak on May 25, 2021, citing a 37-year-old housewife who presented with the condition at the Burra General Hospital on April 24, 2021.
Maigoro revealed at the time that 20 individuals had died as a result of the ailment, while 322 others were being treated.
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Meanwhile, the Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BSPHDA) has announced that the fatal disease has spread to six more local government areas, bringing the total number of local government areas in the state to 15.
According to statistics made accessible to journalists in Bauchi by the Agency’s Executive Chairman, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, the BSPHDA reported 1,799 cholera cases from May 25th, 2021, when the outbreak was notified, until now.
Local government areas in the state with reported cases of cholera were Alkaleri, Bauchi, Darazo, Dass, Ganjuwa, and Giade.
According to the BSPHDA, other impacted LGAs include Jama’are, Kirfi, Misau, Ningi, Shira, Tafawa Balewa, Toro, Warji, and Zaki.
According to the data report, Bauchi LGA led the pack with 1,334 cases and 18 deaths recorded, while Toro LGA recorded 165 cases and four deaths.